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Leicester Orthopaedics

Leicester Orthopaedics incorporates Elective Orthopaedics, Trauma, Paediatric Orthopaedics and Sports & Exercise Medicine. As one of the largest Orthopaedic Units in the country, with forty consultants, we treat many thousands of patients per annum.

Elective Orthopaedics

The Elective Orthopaedic department at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust run their outpatient activity at the Leicester General Hospital and the Glenfield Hospital.  All surgical operations for our patients from these clinics are undertaken at the Leicester General Hospital in one of seven laminar flow operating theatres which cater for orthopaedics specifically.

The department runs over four wards at the Leicester General Hospital, ward 14, 16, 18 and 19.  Ward 18 is the admissions ward and admissions also go through the Theatre Arrivals Area (TAA) next to the Orthopaedic theatres.

Some clinics and procedures for Elective Orthopaedics also get taken through the Sports and Exercise Medicine department.   This is a bespoke unit which has its own clean room area where small interventional procedures can be undertaken.

The department runs with forty Consultants who specialise in different aspects of orthopaedic surgery which include:

 The orthopaedic department runs with dedicated passionate and caring staff who strive to look after their patients whether on an outpatient basis or when a patient comes in as an inpatient. 



Leicester Royal Infirmary is home to the Trauma orthopaedic service for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.  20 Trauma and 5 spinal Consultants offer a 24 /7, 365 days of the year service. Referrals are also taken from Northampton, Kettering and Lincoln for spinal emergencies.  The service has 78 trauma beds and a dedicated Fracture clinic seeing over  15.000 new patients annually making the unit one of the busiest in the country.

The Trauma service treats all subspeciality conditions and has a dedicated spinal and Neck of Femur ward. The orthopaedic service is supported by dedicated orthogeriatricians who manage the complex medical needs of our patients.

The Trauma service has a dedicated suite of theatres staffed with specialist staff which enables the high volumes of surgery to take place in a timely manner.


Paediatric Orthopaedics

Once devoted to the care of children with spine and limb deformities, children’s orthopaedic surgeons now care for patients of all ages, from newborns with clubfeet to young athletes requiring arthroscopic surgery to older people with arthritis. And anybody can break a bone.

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>> Orthopaedic Patient Stories

Links to useful websites:

Leicester Shoulder Unit - Leicester Shoulder Unit offers diagnosis and treatment based on the latest best practise evidence and perform established surgical techniques including keyhole surgery, joint replacements, rotator cuff repairs and fracture fixations.

Leicester Orthopaedic Trainees Association - The Leicester Orthopaedic Trainees Association (LOTA) represents orthopaedic trainees in the East Midlands (Leicester) rotation.

Disorders of Joints, Bones and Muscles - links to useful information and support organisations

Spinal disorders - advice for patients - sensible guidance for common problems


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